Saturday afternoon was a frustrating outing for Jim Boeheim and the Syracuse Orange. Not only did they have to watch the Virginia Cavaliers celebrate their outright ACC championship win at their expense, it was their third loss in the last four games–a tailspin that no one saw coming about a month ago.
Obviously, as we all know Boeheim, he had to be seething over the whole ordeal. And that he was, according to FOX Sports’ Drew Franklin who happened to come across a rather interesting postgame exchange between Boeheim and the security guards.
I won’t say his mood was quite what it was when he was ejected in the final seconds of his team’s loss at Duke — that outburst went viral — but it was pretty clear he was running on a short fuse. And that fuse ran out on a security guard directly in front of me.
“YOUR JOB IS TO STAND THERE AND BE QUIET,” Boeheim shouted to his security detail, who immediately apologized and insisted he was only trying to tell the coach how to exit the arena.
Boehiem cut off the man’s explanation, emphatically telling him, “YOU SAY NOTHING.”
The thing is, this really doesn’t sound all that far-fetched.